The Insane and the Genius

A quote attributed to Albert Einstein argues that ‘insanity means doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’. Scriptwriter Bruce Feirstein, who wrote some of the James Bond movie scripts, asserted further that the distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.  Armed with such heavyweights-uttered quotes, we can… Continue reading The Insane and the Genius

The Long Tail is Wagging Freeconomics

In 2006, Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, came up with an article with a fascinating theory (later published in a book called The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More) that made some serious waves. Anderson argues that “economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively… Continue reading The Long Tail is Wagging Freeconomics

The Evolution of Cooperation

My friend Tony is one of those amazing sources of things that make my brain go We were chatting about Crowdsourcing – an übersession (which is like an obsession on steroids) of mine, ToingToing’ed here and here.  Tony read a few great books on the subject (notably James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the many are… Continue reading The Evolution of Cooperation